Stellantis, has announced that the Cassino Assembly Plant in Italy will produce vehicles based on the flexible, battery-electric vehicle (BEV) STLA Large platform. The plant currently produces Alfa Romeo and Maserati vehicles and will add production of new vehicles based on the STLA Large platform at a later date.
Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares visited the plant and praised its “rich history of innovation and technology”. He added that the vehicles designed on the STLA platforms will revolutionize the driving experience with cutting-edge features and capabilities while offering clean, safe, and affordable mobility.
The Cassino Assembly Plant is a highly automated plant that uses more than 1,200 robots and includes stamping, plating, painting, and plastic parts operations. It has cut its use of water by half since 2017 and captures solar energy via photovoltaic cells positioned in its parking lots.
The STLA Large platform is one of four BEV-centric, highly flexible vehicle architectures that underpins Stellantis’ electrification plan. It is designed to deliver up to 800 kilometers (500 miles) of electric range with Stellantis-designed electric drive modules (EDMs) and modular battery packs. Designers and engineers have the flexibility to adjust the platform’s length and width and powertrain configuration to tailor it to specific product designs.
Stellantis is investing more than €30 billion ($31.7 billion) through 2025 in electrification and software to deliver BEVs that meet customer demands, including class-leading fast charge capability. The investment is a key component of the Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan, which includes deep emission cuts to slash CO2 in half by 2030, benchmarking 2021 metrics, and achieving carbon net zero by 2038 with single-digit percentage compensation of the remaining emissions.
Core targets for Dare Forward 2030 also include 100% of passenger car sales in Europe and 50% of passenger car and light-duty truck sales in the United States to be BEVs by the end of the decade. Stellantis aims to double net revenues by 2030 (versus 2021) and sustain double-digit adjusted operating income margins throughout the decade. The company also aims to become number one in customer satisfaction for products and services in every market by 2030.
The Cassino Assembly Plant is the second Stellantis plant to produce vehicles based on the STLA Large platform, joining the Windsor Assembly Plant in Canada.